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Volunteers Wanted for ACU Student Exchange

If you are interested in cultural exchange and meeting American students, please consider volunteering for the MentorInnenprogramm of the Freiwilligenagentur Leipzig. The program is designed to welcome and support a group of students from Abilene Christian University (Texas) that will live, study, and volunteer in Leipzig from January until May, 2017.


Additional Funding for SHRIMP

American Studies Leipzig's digital reading platform SHRIMP will receive additional funding. After the project's initial stage at the University of Leipzig last year and its second stage at TU Dresden this summer, the extended funding will allow SHRIMP to be offered at both institutions simultaneously in the upcoming winter semester.


aspeers 9 launch

Please join us for the launch of this year's edition of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies! We will have drinks and snacks, and the event is free and open to the public.

July 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bibliotheca Albertina


ASLAA Graduation Ceremony - July 15

The recently re-established American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association will be hosting this year's Graduation Ceremony for the institute's BA and MA graduates.

July 15, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Alter Senatssaal
Ritterstraße 26, 04109 Leipzig


New Modul "Sprachenlernen im Tandem" at Sprachenzentrum

In addition to SQM 32A and SQM 32B - "Internationale Erfahrung/Im Ausland erbrachte Studienleistungen" (10 LP) - which allows students to receive credit for study and internships abroad, the University of Leipzig's Sprachenzentrum will offer a 5 LP module "Sprachenlernen im Tandem" starting this winter term 2016/17. The module can be taken as part of the Wahlbereich.


New Anglistik Module "Internationale sprachliche Kommunikation"

Starting in the upcoming winter semester, the Institut für Anglistik (English department) will offer the new module "Internationale sprachliche Kommunikation - Herausforderungen für Politik und Gesellschaft" (04-ANG-1701). The module is open for the Wahlbereich, and interested ASL students are invited to sign up.

For further details, please refer to the attached document.


Now In: Detailed Results of the CHE Survey

After American Studies Leipzig was ranked as one of Germany's top three American Studies programs in the recent CHE evaluation (see this news item), the survey's detailed results are now in. Among the American Studies and English Studies programs that participated (and that had the CHE do a survey on student o


June 2016 Career Service Newsletter: Startups

The Career Service's June 2016 Newsletter is out. This issue's main topic is the startup scene in Germany and in Leipzig. Additionally, it advertises workshops and webinars that might be interesting to you as an American studies major, such as


ASL Among the Top Three in CHE Ranking

ASL was ranked as one of Germany's top three American Studies programs in the recent CHE evaluation. The test score was achieved by high grades in such categories as average duration of study, international orientation, and overall study situation.


Picador Professor Justin Torres Read from His Novel

On May 17, Picador Professor Justin Torres held a reading together with Samuel Fischer Guest Professor Teresa Präauer. Moderated by journalist Stefan Mesch, the event was titled "Tiere und andere Vögel: Eine wilde Lesung," and took place at Schaubühne Lindenfels.

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